6LoWPAN stands for IPv6 over Low-Power Wireless Personal Area Networks.
It is a protocol defined between Network layer and Data Link layer.
It is defined by the IETF standards RFC 4919, 4944, draft-ietf06lowpan-hc and -nd, -draft-ietf-roll-rpl.
- Efficient Header compression — IPV6 base and extension headers, UDP header
- Enables a standard socket API
- Minimal use of code and memory
- Direct end-to-end internet integration